Bending Backwards


This class is taught by:

Jim Donak

For over 40 years Jim has been studying and teaching movement and poise. He has been teaching movement and circus arts since 1980. In additional to teaching at Circus Center he maintains a private practice focusing on physical skill development musculoskeletal healing through the integration of Asian manual therapies, orthopedic and osteopathic bodywork, rehabilitation exercises and teaching related workshops.

This class is aimed at developing back bending skills for acrobatic and aerial applications.
It is intended to augment the current programs by offering a class that works specifically on the dynamic application of back bending skills for inversions, limbers, walkovers, tumbling, partner acrobatics and the like.
This class will include various learning methods with regard to increasing strength and stability, and range of motion throughout the “backend”
 
Recommended Prerequisite: 30 second handstand against a wall; a pushup a bridge with 30 sec hold

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Mar 29 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Jim Donak
  • Wed Apr 05 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Jim Donak
  • Wed Apr 12 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Jim Donak
  • Wed Apr 19 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Jim Donak
  • Wed Apr 26 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Jim Donak
  • Wed May 03 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Jim Donak
  • Wed May 10 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Jim Donak
  • Wed May 17 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Jim Donak
  • Wed May 24 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Jim Donak
  • Wed May 31 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Jim Donak